How to Vend

On the last Saturday of the month kids are encouraged to vend at the Market. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about commerce and raise money from items they make or grow. In past seasons kids have brought to market: flowers, produce, jewelry, cards, paintings and a whole variety of things they have made or grown. Often, kids make more than just a little pocket change – they are very pleased experiencing the financial rewards of hard work.

There is no need to pre-register. Kids simply need to sign up between 9:30am and 9:45am at the west side of the pavilion and be set up for Market open at 10 am. They should also be prepared to stay until 2:30. The cost is $5 per day.

Kids should bring everything they need to set up a booth, this includes a small table and chairs. Please be sure to bring protection from the elements-lots of sunscreen in the summer or warm clothes when it’s cool! It is important to note kids are responsible for setting up and clean up their own booth space.

Kids are allowed to only sell items that they make or grow. No prepared foods or homegrown eggs are allowed due to health codes. Encouraged items are handmade crafts, toys, or jewelry.

If you have any questions please email market@bellinghamfarmer.org or talk to the Operations Manager at the Info Booth.

Kids Busking

Kids are welcome to busk or entertain at the Market for free on Kids Vending Days. They are still required to comply with the Busking Rules and Regulations. If they would like to busk on non-Kids Vending Days, they must purchase a Busking Permit.

Visit our Busking page for more information.